2010 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles, CA
Open Thurs. - Sun.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Opening of the Agriculture Exhibit
and the Jack Ranch Display
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The easy-to-listen-to Pineridge Bluegrass Band
will be playing, and light refreshments will be
Plan to attend this special evening.
The one room that housed an almond processor has
been doubled in size to showcase other aspects of local agriculture. Many volunteers have donated countless
hours to this project. Come and check it out.
Coming in August will be a new display at the Museum's
entrance called The Jack Ranch: History Doesn't Stop.
This exhibit, courtesy of the History Center of San
Luis Obispo County, is a cooperative effort
of several groups.
Included will be six large panels of pictures,
documentation, as well as Howard Jack's saddle,
which is part of the Pioneer Museum's collection.
Always Held on the Saturday
Preceding October 12
The purpose of Pioneer Day in 1931
was to thank the area ranchers and farmers for their
business during the difficult years of the Depression.
Their produce helped to keep the local economy going.
The merchants closed their doors for the day and
invited the farmers and ranchers to come to town
and enjoy lunch in the park. The tradition has
continued with a free bean feed in the downtown city
park, following a parade on Spring Street that begins
at 10:00 a.m.
Some of the special activities that have taken place at
past Open House events . . . enjoying the music,
watching wool spinning and wheat weaving,
listening to small gasoline engines, practicing cowboy
skills --- roping a stationary target and branding
a block of wood, seeing the huge Jeanesville Pump
and viewing the tractors that were driven through the
Enjoy our skilled carving demonstrations every
2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Watch woodcarving by members of the
California Carvers Guild.
Visitors are welcome and informal instruction
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